Hart Energy is highlighting its inaugural Hall of Fame class and its 50th anniversary celebration content online starting today.

The Hall of Fame honors 50 groundbreaking pioneers in the energy sector from the last 50 years with more industry leaders and innovators to be added each year. Hart also is recognizing more than 20 Agents of Change in Energy, called ACEs, who are making positive impacts on how we power the world now and into the future.

Visit hartenergy.com/2023-hall-of-fame to view profiles of all the Hall of Famers and ACEs.

Hart will highlight the profiles starting this week and throughout December in its Morning Rush and Daily Wrap-Up newsletters.

The site also includes an interactive timeline to peruse many of the industry-altering events of the past five decades.

Hart Energy also will host a Hall of Fame awards and anniversary celebration on Dec. 5 in Houston. For more information, visit hartenergy.com/events/hall-fame-awards-and-celebration-2023.

The history of the energy industry is full of pioneering men and women who have expanded and reinvented the energy sector time and time again. From the offshore oil and gas boom in the Gulf of Mexico to the ongoing shale revolution, the past 50 years have seen U.S. oil and gas production grow to record highs into a world-leading position, and Hart Energy is eager to celebrate all of the accomplishments of the last five decades and beyond.

The inaugural Hall of Fame class features (in alphabetical order with the company they are best associated with):

  • Paul “Red” Adair, The Red Adair Company
  • Robert Allison, Anadarko Petroleum
  • Bill Armstrong, Armstrong Oil & Gas
  • Bill Barrett, Barrett Resources
  • Bud Brigham, Brigham Exploration
  • Bill Britain, EnergyNet
  • Stephen Chazen, Occidental Petroleum
  • Dan Duncan, Enterprise Products Partners
  • Archie Dunham, ConocoPhillips
  • Joe B. Foster, Newfield Exploration
  • Leslie Haines, Hart Energy
  • Michel Halbouty, Halbouty Energy
  • Harold Hamm, Continental Resources
  • Hans Helmerich, Helmerich & Payne
  • Ken Hersh, NGP Energy Capital
  • Jeffery Hildebrand, Hilcorp Energy
  • The Hunt family, Hunt Oil/Petro-Hunt
  • Ronnie Irani, RKI Exploration
  • Richard Kinder, Kinder Morgan
  • Alden “Doc” Laborde, Ocean Drilling and Exploration Co.
  • David Lesar, Halliburton/CenterPoint Energy
  • Rodney Lewis, Lewis Energy
  • Aubrey McClendon, Chesapeake Energy
  • Curtis Mewbourne, Mewbourne Oil Co.
  • David Miller, Gary Peterson, Martin Phillips, Robert Zorich, EnCap Investments
  • George Mitchell, Mitchell Energy
  • James “Jim Bob” Moffett, Freeport-McMorRan
  • Rick Muncrief, Devon Energy
  • Jim Musselman, Kosmos Energy
  • J. Larry Nichols, Devon Energy
  • Mark Papa, EOG Resources
  • Tom Petrie, Jim Parkman, Petrie Parkman & Co.
  • T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital Management
  • Raymond Plank, Apache Corp.
  • Lee Raymond, Exxon Mobil
  • Scott Rees, Netherland, Sewell & Associates
  • Scott Sheffield, Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Bob Simpson, XTO Energy
  • George Solich, Cordillera Energy
  • Mohamed Soliman, Halliburton
  • Charif Souki, Cheniere Energy/Tellurian
  • Autry Stephens, Endeavor Energy Resources
  • Dick Stoneburner, Petrohawk Energy/Tamboran Resources
  • Kelcy Warren, Energy Transfer
  • Floyd Wilson, Petrohawk Energy
  • Irene Wischer, Panhandle Producing Co.
  • John A. Yates, Yates Petroleum
  • Daniel Yergin, Cambridge Energy Research Association/S&P Global
  • Cindy Yeilding, BP
  • Bill Zagorski, Range Resources

The inaugural Agents of Change in Energy (ACEs) are:

  • Jesse Arenivas, EnLink Midstream
  • Allyson Anderson Book, Baker Hughes
  • Skye Callantine, Validus Energy
  • Cody Campbell, John Sellers, Double Eagle Energy
  • Lyndal Cissell, SLB
  • Kimberly Dang, Kinder Morgan
  • Ben Dell, Kimmeridge
  • Tim Duncan, Talos Energy
  • Will Hickey, James Walter, Permian Resources
  • Vicki Hollub, Occidental Petroleum
  • Chris Kalnin, BKV Corp.
  • Chris Kendall, Denbury
  • Reg Manhas, Lapis Energy
  • Nicholas O’Grady, Northern Oil and Gas
  • Dan Pickering, Pickering Energy Partners
  • Toby, Daniel, Derek and Ryan Rice, Rice Energy/Rice Investment Group
  • Vanessa Ryan, Chevron
  • Ryan Sitton, Pinnacle
  • Chris Wright, Liberty Energy